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  • Windows feeling open source draft

    If most Linux conversions come at the expense of Unix, then why has Microsoft's defense of Windows gotten so harsh? Redmond watchers think they know. 

  • Microsoft updates baseline security tool

    Redmond has released a new version of its Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer software. Although version 1.2 of MBSA is free, the security tool's usefulness is limited, according to some Windows experts. 

  • What's on the shelf in February

    Every week we post a fresh chapter from one of the many excellent Windows books available from best-selling technical authors. Find out what's in store for February here! 

  • Jazzercise gives intrusion prevention a workout

    Fitness company Jazzercise has whipped its IT security effort into shape by installing a perimeter security system for its Windows servers. 

  • NetIQ security suite includes new Windows tools

    Among the new administration and security tools being offered by NetIQ, one related to Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) calculations is the real "killer feature" of the bunch, according to a Windows expert. 

  • Windows 98 -- dead man walking

    It wasn't as dramatic as a last-minute stay from the governor. Nonetheless, Windows 98 got a reprieve from execution this week. 

  • Explore our Ask The Experts section

    Tackling a tricky IT task just got easier. Meet our impressive collection of IT gurus. They've got answers to your questions on a baker's dozen important Windows topics. 

  • Desktop Linux looks for a Windows equalizer

    Manageability features that are being created for Linux could be a catalyst for convincing enterprise customers that the Linux desktop is ready for the mainstream. 

  • MS tool lets Windows play nice with rivals

    Microsoft is dangling a free version of its Services for Unix product in front of users in hopes of gaining a foothold in the data center. 

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    When it comes to clients, one editor says "thin" shouldn't be a four-letter word; another argues that fat clients unleash creativity. Read their opinions and make up your mind.